Inspired by the Elements: Earth

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Inspiration for a room design can come from literally anywhere, even the elements themselves. At our firm, we typically start with asking our prospective clients what sort of mood they would like to create for their home environment, and recently I have been wondering what kinds of moods the elements of nature could evoke? I thought it would be fun to explore this by partially creating four unique luxury bedroom concepts. Any of these room concepts you will see in this series can be fleshed out further if you desire to hire our firm and expand upon them to create an actual space in your home. We would love to see any of these spaces actually come to life.

When I think of earth I think of feeling cozy, rich and homey. Neutrals and earth tones tend to evoke these feelings and therefore tend to appeal to a large number of people. I also decided to add a touch of glam with the gold accents because it only seemed fitting that a precious metal from the earth be included as a part of this concept. God is, after all… from the Earth!

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From My Coffee Table to Yours: Celerie Kemble

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with black and white interiors. The house that I had in my mid-twenties was all black and white with a few pops of color. This book by Celerie Kemble is a compilation of works by several different designers, all featuring black and white spaces. This book has been great inspiration for traditional, transitional and contemporary interiors alike. I always find myself wanting to stick by the tried-and-true classic style, which can also be paired with literally any color if black and white alone is too boring for you (although I personally don't see how the stark contrast of black and white could ever be considered boring). I say if you want to create some interiors that will have both drama and stand the test of time, go black and white.

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Concept to Completion: The Preserve at Thomas Springs Contemporary Escape

Our clients Stacey & Brandon were building a beautiful custom home off of Thomas Springs road when Stacey approached us to furnish their home. They had invested a lot into their great landscaping and curb appeal, and now she had decided it was “time to make the inside look like the outside.” Similar to most of our clients, Brandon and Stacey are both busy professionals who love to entertain, but just don't have the time or desire to decorate their home. Stacey has a great sense of humor and flat told us at our first meeting that decorating is not her thing and if left up to her, likely nothing would get furnished. Also like many of our clients, they had recently started achieving new levels of success and were transitioning to a more luxurious lifestyle. This can be a tough transition to make when you think about where we all started from and how one day that Pottery Barn sofa seems great and the next day it seems like it’s not good enough. Thankfully, Stacey and Brandon were already noticing this and they felt like this home called for more attention to be paid to the décor and wanted nicer furnishings than most of what is out on the retail market.

This beautiful new custom home was a perfect blank slate just waiting to be space planned and properly furnished. Stacey had previously hired a designer to help her with an accent paint color and window coverings for the dining and living, and while the designer did a great job with these two things, Stacey was really looking for a turn-key solution that they were not able to offer. Since the work that had already been done was beautiful, we stuck with the same color palette of blues and whites with a gray neutral base.

We hope you enjoy these before and after photos of Stacey and Brandon’s home. It has been completely transformed into a peaceful oasis for relaxation and entertaining, and her bedroom is probably my favorite one that we have done so far. Stacey is a busy realtor that also offices out of the home so they were very ready to get the house furnished so that they could entertain both clients and friends, and just enjoy their home.

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